Need a Cat Owner's Help
I am desperately seeking advice from a cat owner. (I do not own any cats myself due to my husband's extreme cat allergy.) The problem I am having is with numerous cats in our neighbor hood that are 'outdoor cats.' We constantly sweep cat poo off our porch and chase them off our cars. In addition, some of them hiss and bow up at my 4 year old an my dog when they are in our front yard under my constant supervision. My personal belief is that if you have any type pet, you keep it up, either in the house or in a fenced yard, but I understand that is not an opinion shared by all. I mean no harm to them...I know they are someone's pets who are loved very much, but I am curious as to if anyone has any advice as to how to keep them out of the yard. The owners are no help, they deny ownership or insist that their cats don't go to others' yards. I have tried citrus peels, pepper, and NO-Pet spray to no avail. I have been told to try motion sprinklers, but they are somewhat costly not to mention I don't want myself, my child or dog to become drenched when we go out. Does anyone have any good advice as to how the problem could be remedied? Please help!!!